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fantastic victorian park

This is a gem of a park - not expected to find such a lovely well kept park with a number of... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Annie F
Matlock, United Kingdom
Lovely local park

We consider ourselves very lucky to live a stone's throw from our lovely local park in Darley Dale... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Heather T
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Parkside Station Road, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2EQ, England
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is a gem of a park - not expected to find such a lovely well kept park with a number of ponds-. Lots of wildlife, family friendly with a soft play area for children. Bowls and croquet lessons available. Fabulous setting. Has the terrace...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Annie F
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We consider ourselves very lucky to live a stone's throw from our lovely local park in Darley Dale. Originally bequeathed by the Whitworth family to the people of Darley Dale the park extends behind the Whitworth Institute. originally founded by Industrialist Sir Joseph Whitworth and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heather T
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Whitworth Park is an unusual find, being more like an urban park in a semi-rural setting. The people of Darley Dale are lucky to have such a spacious at interesting green space. The restoration of the lake has been wonderful, and the clearance of all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SMDarley
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Enjoyed walking round the park.Watched the bowls and the croquet and the football on various days. Pleasant to walk round or sit and just watch the ducks on the ponds. Well worth calling for an ice cream in the cafe which also has a book...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

A little gem with plenty of shade and sunny spots to accomodate all. Lovely benches in good quantity, condition and placement. Stopped here with the puppy having just grabbed a bite to eat from the Darley Deli across the road (very yummy). Only thing to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Serves good quality food at reasonable prices, okay the decor could be more modern but it’s the ambience which is always good. Staff friendly and attentive. The cakes and breakfasts are very popular and the coffee is very good tooMore

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 527darrelly
Kate H, Manager at Whitworth Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

It is great to hear that you enjoy your visits to the café, I know the hard working staff will be happy that you appreciate what they do. Our coffee is supplied by Union Coffee Company and supports Direct Trade which benefits the coffee farmers...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Great food, gluten free catered for, excellent service. We will definitely be coming back Friendly staff. Local artists have paintings for sale at reasonable prices. Old fashioned but full of character.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank yorkshireroots2014
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Nice for a walk, good play area and beautiful small lake. Make sure you visit the whitworth terrace cafe too. A lovely Sunday morning breakfast and walk.....

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ab2710
Reviewed 14 August 2017

What a wonderful location - lots of parking. Barringtons for coffee or something stronger is excellent. Stroll around this large open park, watch the bowls, take a ride in the horse drawn carriage or just sit by and watch the world go by. Take the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank suleake
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Got off the peak railway to visit Darley Dale & found Whitworth Park on it platform "virtually" it was a beautiful park with plenty to see. There were people playing croquet which is a rare sight, lunch at the parks cafe was very pleasant and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank June W
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